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Red Nun Red Ale - O'Connor Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Connor Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Norfawkers on 06-15-2010

35 IBU
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4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - yep - red. About as red as I've seen a red ale

S - Earthy sweet caramel malts.

T - Caramel goodness and a sour cherry blast gives has to a hoppy finish with lingering sweetness. Leaving you with the feel that you just ate a big cherry cheesecake in a glass

M - While a bit of fizz, overall it's creamy smooth

If you can take a little sweet, this works well as a superior clean crafted red toned dessert brew.

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3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

O'Connor's best beer of the three they offer so far. Support your local brewery, Tidewater/Hampton Roads!

Appearance: Reddish copper with a thin white head

Smell: Mostly malt with some earth and a bit of apple

Taste: Toasted malty goodness and almost stout-like with its earthy undertones

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a lingering finish of smokiness

Drinkability: A very drinkable stout/ale hybrid and worthy of try at your local watering hole (available at Cogan's and Jack Quinn's)

Photo of JayQue
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice session beer or one to have with food. This one was a brew of the month selection at the Green Parrot in Va Beach VA. Good hazy reddish/amber color. Medium size white head, fades fast, minimal lacing.

Smell is mild - sweet caramel and bready malts. Taste features sweet malt with a little bitterness at the end.Overall nice blend of flavors and a great partner with seafood.

Mouthfeel is average, a little rich and a little crispness. Drinkability is good, well balanced - not too sweet and low enough abvto enjoy with food.

Nioe to see a local brewery featured in a Tidewater VA establishment. A pretty good beer!!!

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Reddish amber copper brown. Nice light tan head that stays around. Looks fairly carbonated.

S: Light caramel toffee nose, maybe a bit of spicy hop at the end. Not a ton of nose though, definitely not hoppy like some of the ambers I've had, more malty characteristics.

T: Malty sweetness, mostly toffee, with some light breadiness as well. Definitely some likes more of an Irish red than an amber, just not hoppy enough to be an American amber. Not bad though, definitely drinkable.

M: Light to medium-light body. I think this was a bit too carbonated. This wound up being pretty dry as well.

O: Reminds me a bit of Killians Irish Red, with a bit more malt toffee flavor. It does get points for being drinkable, but I usually subtract a few points when the style designation is off, and this is more of an irish red than an amber.

Photo of embass
3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank this nice and cold in an Alewerks snifter.

Poured a nice red-copper (almost orange) color with about one finger worth of off-white foam that faded fast and left minimal lacing. Good amount of carbonation. Had a mild-to-strong malty (barley grain) smell through and through with a slight aroma of citrus sitting in the background. On taste; there was some sweetness and tart (citrus) up front that ultimately gives way to a more earthy malt taste.

Very good malty red ale; seems to fit more of an Irish red in spirit for me. If I had my druthers I’d ask for a little more hoppy bitterness in there.

Photo of Frank_TX
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I have had many of the O'connor products here in the Hampton Roads area, especially on draft at local bars. A strong but not bad malt flavor with little hoppiness. Red Nun is almost as easy to drink as their Green Can (personal favorite). The Red Nun seemed a bit flat but overall not a bad beer and could easily finish the 6-pack due the 5.5% ABV. Wish the price was closer to the adjunct American brewers.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Red Nun Red Ale from O'Connor Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.